Dress of the Court of Saxony

Finally I have some pictures to show!

Gratuitous boob shot from my honey. I guess this is what I get when I ask him to take pictures 🙂

Generally I like how it’s fitting and looking. In specific there are a few problems.

  • I think the white part is too wide. Ok, correction I think it’s too wide at the bottom. If I had the luxury of time I would re-cut the front-side brown pieces and make the front more angled… add about 1-2 inches at the bottom but angle it out so it’s at the same place on the top. Unfortunately I still have to finish Fearghus’ pants and Waffenrock before Purg. So I’m not going to worry about it.
  • I think the bottom is too low in the front. I’m very lumpy. The bottom of the front controls my lumpiness to some degree. That said, I think I’m going to attach the skirt much higher than the bottom of the front piece. I think I’m going to go 2-3 inches higher.
  • Because I’ve “finished” the linen shell it’s fairly hard to attach the wool “fashion fabric”. Now that I’m on to this part of the process I know what I should have done differently earlier. Attaching the wool to the exterior would be much easier if I’d left the seams on the outside of the garment instead of carefully hiding them on the inside. I think I’ll be able to attach the wool but if I make this kind of dress again I’ll definately leave my seams out.

I’m about half way done adding the wool. I’m washing the gold linen (for the brustfleck and trim) today and hope to be able to start attaching it tonight. As soon as I get that done I’ll be able to start making the skirt.


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